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What causes blood sugar to drop too low right after a meal?

What causes blood sugar to drop too low right after a meal?

High glycemic index: Foods (sugars, rice/white bread/potatoes/pasta) can rapidly raise blood sugar & trigger large release of Insulin which overcompensates & drops the blood sugar low. Mix good fats & protein with your meals & cut back on the sugars/starches should help stabilize blood sugars. See doc to be tested for "pre-diabetes" especially if diabetes runs in your family or your are significantly overweight. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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When does a diabetic's blood sugar get low? Ever 1 hour after a meal? I haven 't been diagnosed diabetic but I've seen my BS = 65 1 hr after dinner.

When does a diabetic's blood sugar get low?  Ever 1 hour after a meal?  I haven 't been diagnosed diabetic but I've seen my BS = 65 1 hr after dinner.

Hypoglycemic: Normal blood sugar 1 to 2hours after a meal in non-diabetics is below 100mg/dl. The range is considered to be between 70 and 100. If yours falls below this you are considered to be in the hypoglycemic range but in as much as your are not on medications to lower your blood sugar or have a condition that will do this, or it continues to drop,it is not dangerous. If you have symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have been having low blood sugar episodes. Mainly 60-69 happening after a meal or after not eating much then drink can of cola normal or a worry?

Have been having low blood sugar episodes. Mainly 60-69 happening after a meal  or after not eating much then drink can of cola normal or a worry?

No immediate worry: Eating a large load of carbohyderates and sugary drinks causes the body to produce excess of Insulin which can lower the blood sugar excessively(It is called reactive Hypoglycemia). It is not uncommon in the general population and can be avoided easily by limiting sweet drinks or avaoiding them alltogether. Another option is to add more proteins to your meals....this will slow down insulin release ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar is always between 100-115. Gotten as low as 52 after a meal. Vitamin d deficient with fatigue and NCS. Good or bad?

My fasting blood sugar is always between 100-115. Gotten as low as 52 after a meal. Vitamin d deficient with fatigue and NCS. Good or bad?

IFG: Hi. You have impaired fasting glucose (IFG) but mount a brisk insulin response to a caloric load. You're early in the type 2 diabetes process, probably in the "prediabetes" stage (you ARE prediabetic by IFG). Healthy diet & exercise should be your lifelong lifestyle. There are medicines that help prevent progression to type 2 diabetes as well. Talk with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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1 hour after a meal and my blood sugar is 16.9 mmol is this bad???

1 hour after a meal and my blood sugar is 16.9 mmol is this bad???

Not normal: Hi. Finger stick capillary blood glucose is not approved for diagnosis. However, having said that, that's an awfully high blood glucose for 1 hour after a meal. I suggest you get a fasting SERUM glucose and an A1c at the least; a serum glucose 2 hours after a 75 gram oral glucose load is a good idea too. I bet you'll find multiple abnormalities. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Control diabet ...Read more

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What is the normal blood sugar level after a meal?

What is the normal blood sugar level after a meal?

Under 120: Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is: Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal. Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating. ...Read more